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Old 09-07-2012, 04:05 PM
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Hey all, I have a small problem, Josefina gets high qiality kibble but kibble isnt enough to keep her weight on & the frozen raw I have been getting is getting just too expensive for me to afford anymore. she wont eat more then 2 cups of kibble per day & she gets even thinner on plain kibble, right now she is so thin (even tho i feed her 2 cups per day plus half a large patty of frozen stella & chewys raw) that ppl comment if i feed her or not :/; she is very active & never stops moving. the food she is getting right now is NV instinct. I plan on trying earthborn next.

I have also read about satin balls & how they put weight on a dog quick but others say they arent a good long term thing cuz they can make aa dog go off their food because they are so tasty... but if they are thawed before feeding (like the frozen raw) could i just mash them in her food (like i do the raw?)
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How old is she?
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:25 PM
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I would try a higher fat kibble. Also I would add nutrical if need be. Oatmeal helps a lot. Midnight snacks of PB sandwiches help too.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:55 PM
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should i cook the oatmeal or use it uncooked? we only have the 'quick' kind, is that ok? would i mix it with her food? we also have eggs, could i also add them?

Josefina is almost 2 yrs old.
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I wouldn't stress too much then, you may find in the next six months she starts to fill out. Storee was like that, horribly skinny and eating like no tomorrow, then around 3, started to fill out. Hormones!
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Cook it, quick kind is fine. I make a huge batch and put it in the fridge. I scoop it out each meal and slap it on the kibble or raw.
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If she's active and well-muscled, I wouldn't worry overly much. Have you had a stool sample checked?
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Tahini packs a good 'punch' as far as an additive goes, it's around 80 calories a tablespoon and has good fats in it. And it's usually pretty cheap.
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Can you post a picture of her from the side? Curious as to what she looks like since everyone's definition of "skinny" is different.

That being said, I couldn't keep weight on Sako with kibble. I'd feed him more, he'd get loose stools, so that never worked. Only thing that has kept weight on him was putting him on PMR.
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I wouldn't stress too much then, you may find in the next six months she starts to fill out. Storee was like that, horribly skinny and eating like no tomorrow, then around 3, started to fill out. Hormones!
This too, my malinois were dreadful. Sloan started to even out around 2 and Backup is now balancing out as he approaches 3.
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